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Color Theory: Neutrals v. Bright Colors — Where Do You Stand?

Here's a post from CasaSugar Community member Laura Trevey from the Su Casa group:

When choosing colors for your interiors, do you lean more towards neutrals or bright colors? To see more either/or posts, visit Bright, Bold, and Beautiful!

Tell us your stance by commenting below! Be sure to share your own thoughts on decorating in the Su Casa group!

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Phorrest99 Phorrest99 6 years
I'm doing my living room in a cool color pallete. My couch is light blue, my armchair is cream, and I'm planning on painting an accent wall in gray :)
Laura-Trevey Laura-Trevey 6 years
love all the comments!!
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
I am in between, I like neutrals - but I'm more of a "subtle color" type of person. I like creams and whites and greys, but I also like light blues, and yellows and pale greens, but at the same time I like navy and dark green, and browns... so something that's saturated, but not bright... if that makes any sense..?
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
I like bright colors. They put me in a cheery mood.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
neutral - my house looks much like the picture above but i love the bright photos as's more of a cottage feel though - it's just not my style as much as a neutral i tend to go for darker neutrals though
Wewantsunshine Wewantsunshine 7 years
Neutrals for me:-)
lolalu lolalu 7 years
Neutrals, I love earth tones.
Ellenora Ellenora 7 years
It depends on the room. If I ever got the chance, I would have no qualms painting my room purple (not neutral at all). Generally though, I prefer neutrals on the walls and bright or bold or saturated colors for accessories. You can easily replace an accessory and not feel guilty about picking a color outside your comfort zone, painting (while easy) is not as easy or as guilt-free as accessories. You may have to buy primer to go over that color you found out you didn't like!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
I agree with c4rolin.. I am a neutral while leaning towards the darker shades though. :)
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 7 years
importantly i think it depends on the room in question and also who lives there. also there can be colour without it being bright colour, just as neutral doesn't have to be boring. neutral has come a long way from just being magnolia these days! i think currently i'd lean more towards neutrals.... i'm loving grey at the moment or a mushroom/taupe ps: love the day bed in that top picture!!
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